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"THE MASTER SHIPWRIGHT’S SECRETS HOW CHARLES II BUILT THE RESTAORATION NAVY"
by Richard Endsor

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (March 10, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472838386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472838384
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.3 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds

About the autor :

Richard Endsor
is an engineer by profession, but has devoted considerable time to researching 17th-century ships -- his project on the Lenox took twelve years to complete. Richard was a trustee of the Nautical Museum Trust and is a member of the Society for Nautical Research. He has had numerous articles published in Mariner's Mirror and is also an accomplished artist, having exhibited at the RSMA exhibition. He also lectures widely on maritime topics.

http://www.richardendsor.co.uk/about-me/4539579061


Synopsis

Inspired by the recent discovery of mathematically calculated digital plans for a fourth-rate ship, written by the Deptford master shipwright, John Shish, The Warship Tyger is an illustrated history of the HMS Tyger, one of the smaller warships of the Restoration period.

Tyger was originally built in the middle of the 17th century and served in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. It was sent to Deptford for rebuilding at the end of the wars in 1674, but the ship was left to deteriorate over the next few years and ended up as a sunken wreck at the bottom of the great double dock. Eventually, the yard officers at Deptford wrote that there was “no such thing as the Tyger” and wanted to pay off the last warrant officers belonging to her. However, King Charles II decided otherwise and kept her on the books to eventually reappear as a “rebuilt” but in fact, entirely new ship in 1681.

This book is replete with beautiful and detailed illustrations of the construction of the Tyger and explores both its complicated history and its complex rebuilding, complete with deck plans, internal sections, and large scale external shaded drawings. The title also explores associated ships including another fourth-rate ship, the Mordaunt, which was purchased into the navy and had a dimensional survey made of her at the time by John Shish. A rare contemporary section drawing of another fourth-rate English ship and constructional drawings of Shish's later fourth-rate ship, St Albans are also included.


Contents:

Foreword: Charles Berkley

Introduction: The Master Shipwright’s in Relation to the Tyger 8

Chapter 1: The Master Shipwright’s consideration 10

Chapter2: Inventions and Innovations 42

Chapter 3: No Such Thing as the Tyger 64

Chapter 4: Planning a new Tyger 80

Chapter 5: John Shish’s Account of the Dimensions of a Ship 102

Chapter 6: The Draught of the New Tyger 122

Chapter 7: Building the New Tyger 196

Chapter 8: The New Tyger Commissioned 237

Chapter9: The Tyger’s Guns 258

Chapter 10: Contemporary Shipbuilding Contracts Unveiled 271


Appendix 1: The Medway Warrant 288

Appendix 2: The Mordaunt Survey 289

Endnotes 296

Index 301

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Drawings:

All the drawings are full color with a very good resolution on glass paper. The scale used for all the plans is 1:72.

HMS Mordaunt: – Stern view 127

  • Boardside 128-130
  • Draught 131 – 134
  • Decks 135-137
  • The roundhouse 138
  • The head 139
HMS St Albans: – The section through centerline 154

  • Broadside and stern view 155-158
  • The deck plans 159-161
  • The fore and aft sections view 162-163
  • The roundhouse view 163
HMS Tyger: - Broadside frames view 176-178

- The reconstructed draught 179-182

- Longitudinal section 183-185

- Midship cross section 186

- Topside plan 216-219

- Upper deck and gundeck 220 – 223

- Broadside view 224-226

- The stern and steerage bulkhead view 226

- General view from ahead and forecastle bulkhead 227

- Boats 238

- Riggings 240-245

- Guns 266-269

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What can I say? Honestly nothing, the book is amazing in terms of naval history and ship building, very well documented and with very good drawings.

This is a gift book because of the price, and because of the information you will find inside related to the 4th rate ships and how they build it at that time. For a modeler it is a fortune to understand and to enter in the lifetime of that period, to understand the masters of ship building.



Web page of Mr. Richard Endsor:


Here you can find a lot of information and the possibility to buy plans for the ship you preferred.
 

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"THE MASTER SHIPWRIGHT’S SECRETS HOW CHARLES II BUILT THE RESTAORATION NAVY"
by Richard Endsor

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (March 10, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472838386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472838384
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.3 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds

About the autor :

Richard Endsor
is an engineer by profession, but has devoted considerable time to researching 17th-century ships -- his project on the Lenox took twelve years to complete. Richard was a trustee of the Nautical Museum Trust and is a member of the Society for Nautical Research. He has had numerous articles published in Mariner's Mirror and is also an accomplished artist, having exhibited at the RSMA exhibition. He also lectures widely on maritime topics.

http://www.richardendsor.co.uk/about-me/4539579061


Synopsis

Inspired by the recent discovery of mathematically calculated digital plans for a fourth-rate ship, written by the Deptford master shipwright, John Shish, The Warship Tyger is an illustrated history of the HMS Tyger, one of the smaller warships of the Restoration period.

Tyger was originally built in the middle of the 17th century and served in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. It was sent to Deptford for rebuilding at the end of the wars in 1674, but the ship was left to deteriorate over the next few years and ended up as a sunken wreck at the bottom of the great double dock. Eventually, the yard officers at Deptford wrote that there was “no such thing as the Tyger” and wanted to pay off the last warrant officers belonging to her. However, King Charles II decided otherwise and kept her on the books to eventually reappear as a “rebuilt” but in fact, entirely new ship in 1681.

This book is replete with beautiful and detailed illustrations of the construction of the Tyger and explores both its complicated history and its complex rebuilding, complete with deck plans, internal sections, and large scale external shaded drawings. The title also explores associated ships including another fourth-rate ship, the Mordaunt, which was purchased into the navy and had a dimensional survey made of her at the time by John Shish. A rare contemporary section drawing of another fourth-rate English ship and constructional drawings of Shish's later fourth-rate ship, St Albans are also included.


Contents:

Foreword: Charles Berkley

Introduction: The Master Shipwright’s in Relation to the Tyger 8

Chapter 1: The Master Shipwright’s consideration 10

Chapter2: Inventions and Innovations 42

Chapter 3: No Such Thing as the Tyger 64

Chapter 4: Planning a new Tyger 80

Chapter 5: John Shish’s Account of the Dimensions of a Ship 102

Chapter 6: The Draught of the New Tyger 122

Chapter 7: Building the New Tyger 196

Chapter 8: The New Tyger Commissioned 237

Chapter9: The Tyger’s Guns 258

Chapter 10: Contemporary Shipbuilding Contracts Unveiled 271


Appendix 1: The Medway Warrant 288

Appendix 2: The Mordaunt Survey 289

Endnotes 296

Index 301

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Drawings:

All the drawings are full color with a very good resolution on glass paper. The scale used for all the plans is 1:72.

HMS Mordaunt: – Stern view 127

  • Boardside 128-130
  • Draught 131 – 134
  • Decks 135-137
  • The roundhouse 138
  • The head 139
HMS St Albans: – The section through centerline 154

  • Broadside and stern view 155-158
  • The deck plans 159-161
  • The fore and aft sections view 162-163
  • The roundhouse view 163
HMS Tyger: - Broadside frames view 176-178

- The reconstructed draught 179-182

- Longitudinal section 183-185

- Midship cross section 186

- Topside plan 216-219

- Upper deck and gundeck 220 – 223

- Broadside view 224-226

- The stern and steerage bulkhead view 226

- General view from ahead and forecastle bulkhead 227

- Boats 238

- Riggings 240-245

- Guns 266-269

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Resume :

What can I say? Honestly nothing, the book is amazing in terms of naval history and ship building, very well documented and with very good drawings.

This is a gift book because of the price, and because of the information you will find inside related to the 4th rate ships and how they build it at that time. For a modeler it is a fortune to understand and to enter in the lifetime of that period, to understand the masters of ship building.



Web page of Mr. Richard Endsor:


Here you can find a lot of information and the possibility to buy plans for the ship you preferred.
Very nice Sorin, love it.
 
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I literally put this book in my "cart" today. I have Endsor's book on the 70-gun Lennox, The Restoration Warship, and I really enjoyed it. The perspective of this book on John Shish and his position in the history of mathematical naval engineering is more than intriguing. Also, the 3D drawings and the model photographs in The Master Shipwright's Secrets are a nice plus over the sketches and drawings of the Lennox in The Restoration Warship--not that those fell short in any way. I have no doubt that Endsor will not disappoint with this one. Looks like I just convinced myself to hit "buy" on my Amazon cart.
p.s. Oh and same day delivery....DONE! :cool:
 

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"THE MASTER SHIPWRIGHT’S SECRETS HOW CHARLES II BUILT THE RESTAORATION NAVY"
by Richard Endsor

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (March 10, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472838386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472838384
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.3 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds
Hallo Sorin,
a warm welcome to our forum - this is a great start!!!
Thumbsup
many many thanks to you for making this very good Book Review
and by the way, due to the fact, that I have also a copy of this book, I can also recommend this book very much
 

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"THE MASTER SHIPWRIGHT’S SECRETS HOW CHARLES II BUILT THE RESTAORATION NAVY"
by Richard Endsor

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (March 10, 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472838386
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472838384
  • Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 1.3 x 11.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds

About the autor :

Richard Endsor
is an engineer by profession, but has devoted considerable time to researching 17th-century ships -- his project on the Lenox took twelve years to complete. Richard was a trustee of the Nautical Museum Trust and is a member of the Society for Nautical Research. He has had numerous articles published in Mariner's Mirror and is also an accomplished artist, having exhibited at the RSMA exhibition. He also lectures widely on maritime topics.

http://www.richardendsor.co.uk/about-me/4539579061


Synopsis

Inspired by the recent discovery of mathematically calculated digital plans for a fourth-rate ship, written by the Deptford master shipwright, John Shish, The Warship Tyger is an illustrated history of the HMS Tyger, one of the smaller warships of the Restoration period.

Tyger was originally built in the middle of the 17th century and served in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. It was sent to Deptford for rebuilding at the end of the wars in 1674, but the ship was left to deteriorate over the next few years and ended up as a sunken wreck at the bottom of the great double dock. Eventually, the yard officers at Deptford wrote that there was “no such thing as the Tyger” and wanted to pay off the last warrant officers belonging to her. However, King Charles II decided otherwise and kept her on the books to eventually reappear as a “rebuilt” but in fact, entirely new ship in 1681.

This book is replete with beautiful and detailed illustrations of the construction of the Tyger and explores both its complicated history and its complex rebuilding, complete with deck plans, internal sections, and large scale external shaded drawings. The title also explores associated ships including another fourth-rate ship, the Mordaunt, which was purchased into the navy and had a dimensional survey made of her at the time by John Shish. A rare contemporary section drawing of another fourth-rate English ship and constructional drawings of Shish's later fourth-rate ship, St Albans are also included.


Contents:

Foreword: Charles Berkley

Introduction: The Master Shipwright’s in Relation to the Tyger 8

Chapter 1: The Master Shipwright’s consideration 10

Chapter2: Inventions and Innovations 42

Chapter 3: No Such Thing as the Tyger 64

Chapter 4: Planning a new Tyger 80

Chapter 5: John Shish’s Account of the Dimensions of a Ship 102

Chapter 6: The Draught of the New Tyger 122

Chapter 7: Building the New Tyger 196

Chapter 8: The New Tyger Commissioned 237

Chapter9: The Tyger’s Guns 258

Chapter 10: Contemporary Shipbuilding Contracts Unveiled 271


Appendix 1: The Medway Warrant 288

Appendix 2: The Mordaunt Survey 289

Endnotes 296

Index 301

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Drawings:

All the drawings are full color with a very good resolution on glass paper. The scale used for all the plans is 1:72.

HMS Mordaunt: – Stern view 127

  • Boardside 128-130
  • Draught 131 – 134
  • Decks 135-137
  • The roundhouse 138
  • The head 139
HMS St Albans: – The section through centerline 154

  • Broadside and stern view 155-158
  • The deck plans 159-161
  • The fore and aft sections view 162-163
  • The roundhouse view 163
HMS Tyger: - Broadside frames view 176-178

- The reconstructed draught 179-182

- Longitudinal section 183-185

- Midship cross section 186

- Topside plan 216-219

- Upper deck and gundeck 220 – 223

- Broadside view 224-226

- The stern and steerage bulkhead view 226

- General view from ahead and forecastle bulkhead 227

- Boats 238

- Riggings 240-245

- Guns 266-269

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Resume :

What can I say? Honestly nothing, the book is amazing in terms of naval history and ship building, very well documented and with very good drawings.

This is a gift book because of the price, and because of the information you will find inside related to the 4th rate ships and how they build it at that time. For a modeler it is a fortune to understand and to enter in the lifetime of that period, to understand the masters of ship building.



Web page of Mr. Richard Endsor:


Here you can find a lot of information and the possibility to buy plans for the ship you preferred.
Hallo @Sorin
we wish you all the BEST and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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